Marseille

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“Marseille’s hot noise was so different from Paris’s cool sophistication.”
— Julia Child —

Some photos from our time in Marseille back in June. We arrived in a mistral, and set off to explore the Vieux Port.

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Marseille’s Vieux Port with Notre Dame de la Garde on the hill.

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This one might be my favorite.

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Fort Saint Jean

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Cathédrale la Major facing the MuCEM (Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée)

On the following day we hired a boat to take us out to see the famed Calanques.

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… and the day after that we picnicked and hiked around Niolon.

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“`I always forget between visits what a raucous, colorful city this is,’ Paul wrote. `There seems to be 10 times as much horn-blowing, gear-clashing, shouting, whistling, door-banging, dropping of lumber, breaking of glass, blaring of radios, boat-whistling, gong-clanging, brake-screeching, and angry shouting as anywhere else.”
— Paul Child —

And in response to all that, Marseille, we say … cheers and merci !

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